Lowe and Newland recalled by Maori
June 21, 2010
Karl Lowe starts for the Maori in Napier © Getty Images
New Zealand Maori coach Jamie Joseph has made two changes to his side to face England in Napier on Wednesday.
Flanker Karl Lowe is rewarded with a starting spot after scoring a try in Friday's historic win over Ireland in Rotorua, while prop Clint Newland is promoted from the bench. Lowe starts at blindside, with skipper Liam Messam moving to No.8 in place of Colin Bourke.
The Maori are in search of a clean sweep of their centenary matches, having defeated the New Zealand Barbarians before seeing off Ireland 31-28. England arrive in New Zealand on a high having halved their series with Australia and have named a powerful squad for the game.
"We have a chance to achieve something really great for Maori on Wednesday night if we can make it three from three," Jospeh said. "This has been a great tour and a fitting celebration of 100 years of Maori rugby and we are very determined to finish on a high."
New Zealand Maori: R Robinson (Southland); S Maitland (Canterbury), D Sweeney (Waikato), L McAlister (North Harbour), H Gear (Wellington); S Brett (Canterbury), A Smith (Manawatu); C Newland (Hawke's Bay), C Flynn (Canterbury), B Afeaki (North Harbour), H Triggs (Otago), J Hoeata (Taranaki), K Lowe (Hawke's Bay), T Latimer (Bay of Plenty), L Messam (Waikato, capt)
Replacements: D Coles (Wellington), B Murray (Northland), I Ross (Canterbury), C Bourke (Bay of Plenty), R Tipuna (Wellington), W Ripia (Taranaki), J Willison (Waikato)
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